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‘Memories’ passed down in genes from ancestors

‘Memories’ passed down in genes from ancestors

Dec 02, – Behaviour can be affected by events in previous generations which have been passed on through a form of genetic memory, animal studies suggest Experiments showed that a traumatic event could affect the DNA in sperm and alter the brains and behaviour of subsequent generations. A Nature Neuroscience study shows mice trained to […]

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15 killed in blast in suburb west of Damascus

15 killed in blast in suburb west of Damascus

Nov 27, – Beirut: Fifteen people were killed and more than 30 were wounded in a suicide bomb attack at a bus station in a suburb west of Damascus, state media said on Tuesday. State television said all fatalities were civilians but the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a UK-based anti-Bashar Al Assad monitoring group, […]

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‘Rape used as weapon of war against Syria women’

‘Rape used as weapon of war against Syria women’

Nov 25, – Beirut: Women in Syria have been raped in detention, used as human shields during military operations and kidnapped to pressure and humiliate family members, a new report said on Monday. “Abuses against women [have been used as a] deliberate tactic to defeat the other party from a symbolic and psychological perspective, making […]

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Restoring drinking water supplies in the Philippines

Restoring drinking water supplies in the Philippines

Nov 21, – Typhoon Haiyan left many in the Philippines without access to clean water. But it can take months to repair water lines. Portable and temporary treatment facilities are helping purify contaminated water. The gas tank is full, the oil has been checked, and the battery is brand new. But the generator won’t start. […]

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South Korea’s LG to look into smart TVs data monitoring allegations

South Korea’s LG to look into smart TVs data monitoring allegations

Nov 21, – South Korean consumer electronics giant LG has faced criticism over its alleged collection of TV viewers’ data and viewing habits. The company said it took the claims seriously and would investigate the matter. LG Electronics confirmed Thursday it was investigating a claim that some of its Internet-enabled smart TVs sent excessive information […]

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Spanish court orders arrest of ex-Chinese president Jiang

Spanish court orders arrest of ex-Chinese president Jiang

Nov 19, MADRID — Spain’s National Court on Tuesday issued arrest orders for former Chinese president Jiang Zemin and four other officials as part of a probe into alleged genocide by China against Tibet. The court said it accepted arguments from Spanish pro-Tibet rights groups that international reports indicate the five may have had a […]

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Over 2000 trucks block French highways in protest

Over 2000 trucks block French highways in protest

Nov 16, PARIS — Between 2,000 and 4,000 freight trucks closed off major French highways and slowed traffic to a crawl on nine roadways to protest a proposed environmental tax on heavy loads. France’s Socialist government in late October suspended the tax, which initially was the focus of sometimes violent demonstrations in the region of […]

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Human Rights Observers: Estimated 30 Million People Worldwide still victims of Modern-Day Slavery

Human Rights Observers: Estimated 30 Million People Worldwide still victims of Modern-Day Slavery

Oct 17, – An estimated 30 million people worldwide are living in modern-day slavery, according to the inaugural Global Slavery Index published on Thursday. The index, compiled by the Walk Free Foundation, said that while India by far had the largest number of enslaved people, the problem was most prevalent in the west African nation […]

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Syrian rebels seize control of Christian village

Syrian rebels seize control of Christian village

Sep 08, AMMAN, Jordan — Syrian rebels led by al-Qaida-linked fighters seized control of a predominantly Christian village northeast of Damascus, sweeping into the mountainside sanctuary in heavy fighting overnight and forcing hundreds of residents to flee, activists and locals said Sunday. The battle over Maaloula, an ancient village that is home to two of […]

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